Terms & Conditions
Please see our website www.oxfordcountrycottages.co.uk/availability-booking
Oxford Country Cottages rates are all inclusive and based on standard occupancy (2 per bedroom excluding infants). This includes free Gigabit Internet throughout, 5* linen & towels on very comfy beds, and a starter pack with the basics (tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil, salt & pepper, fairy liquid, soap, shampoo, some loo roll), free range eggs from our ducks and hens, home-made bread, brownies and other treats! We have a small Farm Shop here with most essentials, organic, locally sourced meat and organic veg boxes and some luxuries too!
The below prices assume payment via bank transfer, cheque or debit card online, there is a 3% charge if paying by credit card online.
2018 weekly pricing (VAT inclusive)
Blenheim Cottage | 3 bedrooms | £950 per week (standard occupancy up to six people)
Waterperry Cottage | 2 bedrooms | £750 per week (standard occupancy up to four people)
Magdalen Cottage | 1 bedroom | £550 per week (standard occupancy up to two people, optional up to four people)
Trinity Cottage | 1 bedroom | £550 per week (standard occupancy up to two people, optional up to three people)
Please note guests typically stay for a week or two, however if you wish to stay for a shorter or longer period of time, please click on the blue ‘Book Online’ button and input your requested dates to view prices specific to your length of stay.
Bookings in July & August and over the Christmas period are subject to a minimum charge of the weekly rate. For example, you could stay for 3 nights but we must charge the weekly rate for all bookings for these peak season times of the year.
Long Stays – discounted weekly rates are available for bookings over four weeks.
Additional Beds £50 supplement, not available in Blenheim or Waterperry. (A Travel Cot and High Chair can be provided free of charge on request.)
Pets are very welcome, subject to written confirmation. A £50 Supplement is required per pet.
Pamper Hampers – from £35.00
Oxford Country Cottages’
Felicity & James Dolleymore of Lower Farm Ltd, trading as “Oxford Country Cottages” are the owners (“the Owner”) of the holiday let accommodation (“the Property”) and the Contract entered into which is the subject of these terms and conditions is made between the Owner and the hirer of the Property (“the Hirer”).
Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of payment by Oxford Country Cottages.
If the reservation is being made within eight weeks (56 days) of the commencement of the stay then the total rental is payable when the reservation is made and accepted, together with the security deposit, if requested (see paragraph 4).
If the reservation is more than eight weeks (56 days) before the commencement of stay a deposit of 30% of the total rental is payable. The balance of the rental plus the security deposit (see paragraph 4) is payable to Oxford Country Cottages not less than eight weeks (56 days) prior to the date of commencement of the hiring.
If the balance of the total rental payable together with the security deposit is not paid prior to this date Oxford Country Cottages reserve the right to cancel the booking and forfeit the deposit paid.
Our preferred payment method is via bank transfer, account details provided on request. We also accept cheques, credit and debit card. However, due to the fee levied on us by the card companies, a charge will be made on credit and debit card payments.
Cheques should be sent to “Lower Farm Ltd”, Lower Farm, Noke, Oxford OX3 9TX.
Any cancellation must be sent to Oxford Country Cottages in writing by the Hirer named on the booking form. The effective date of cancellation will be the date that the written instructions are received by Oxford Country Cottages.
Cancellation date before the commencement of Let Cancellation Charge
More than 56 days Loss of 30% Deposit
Less than 56 days Full cost of the let
In the event that following cancellation Oxford Country Cottages are able to re-let the accommodation for the period booked (or part of it) 50% of the re-let income will be refunded to the Hirer.
In the unlikely event of cancellation of the reservation due to unavailability of the accommodation sought Oxford Country Cottages will endeavour to provide suitable alternative accommodation. In these circumstances, if the alternative accommodation offered is not acceptable to the Hirer, Oxford Country Cottages will provide a full refund of rental paid including any security deposit paid.
Oxford Country Cottages reserve the right to request a security deposit which will be refunded within seven days following completion of the hiring, less any charges incurred as a result of the failure by the Hirer to meet his responsibilities as set out in paragraph 7 hereof.
All Oxford Country Cottages properties are let as holiday accommodation and do not create a Landlord and Tenant relationship within the meaning of the Rent Acts.
Value Added Tax (VAT) is included in the rental charge; the current rate is 20%. A full VAT receipt will be issued as required.
7.1 Having arrived at the Property The Hirer shall in all matters concerning the Property deal with the Owner.
7.2 The Hirer is responsible for the Property during the period of rental and is expected to take reasonable care of it. All equipment and utensils must be left clean and tidy at the end of the hire period. The Hirer is expected to leave the holiday accommodation in the same state of cleanliness, general repair and the order in which it was found. An additional charge may be made if extra cleaning is required.
7.3 The Owner will provide the Hirer with an inventory of the furniture and effects on the Property. On completion of the hiring the Hirer should return the inventory to the Owner having marked on it any damages and breakages. The Owner will check the condition and contents of the Property and will notify the Hirer within seven days of any additional cleaning costs or charges for damage and breakages for which the Hirer is liable. Payment shall be made by the Hirer immediately on receipt of the invoice in respect of the above charges. Where a security deposit has been taken, the charges will be deducted from the deposit and the balance refunded to the Hirer within seven days.
7.4 The Hirer will not use the premises’ broadband facilities for unlawful purposes.
Termination of Booking
The right is reserved to terminate the booking with immediate effect if the Hirer fails to observe the regulations imposed from time to time by the Owner and in the event of termination under the provisions of this clause the Hirer will not be entitled to any refund of the hiring fee paid. The Regulations are set out in the Schedule hereto and the Owner reserves the right to alter amend or add to the Regulations at any time.
All complaints must be referred to the Owner who will promptly and fully investigate the matter and ensure that corrective action is taken immediately if the complaint is found to be substantiated. The Owner will not entertain or consider any complaints or claims for compensation unless the complaint or problem has been raised by the Hirer in the course of the hiring or in circumstances in which it is possible for the Owner to investigate the complaint effectively and take the necessary corrective action.
The Owner will not accept any responsibility for the personal belongings of the Hirer or the Hirer’s vehicle and it is the responsibility of the Hirer to arrange appropriate insurance cover in respect of these items.
The Hirer shall be entitled to occupy the Property from 3.00pm on the day of arrival and must vacate the Property before 10.00am on the day of departure unless there has been prior agreement to the contrary with the Owner. Any variation must be clearly stated in the booking confirmation. The number of occupants must not exceed the standard advertised number per cottage; a charge of £50 per person per night will apply for any additional occupants found staying without notice.
We are very happy for guests to bring their canine friends with them on their break, but ask that you please adhere to our ‘house rules’ for visiting dogs, at all times. There are 1000 acres of wetlands on our doorstep with two bridleways running across our property, an ideal location for dogs.
Family dogs at Oxford Country Cottages other than Assistance dogs are purely at our discretion on a case by case basis depending on age, type, time of year and present bookings.
We charge £50 per week for a dog to include a dog bed & feed bowls and to cover extra cleaning costs.
We have a dog of our own who is friendly and well socialised with other dogs so it is important that visiting dogs are sociable and not aggressive towards other dogs.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times whilst on the farm and in the grounds of the cottages, including the car park. We have very free range poultry, three cats and lambs in the surrounding fields, all of which present temptation to our canine friends!
Dogs must not be left alone in the property, however we are happy to offer dog sitting should this be of interest – please feel free to enquire.
We respectfully remind you to adhere to the ‘Countryside Code’ at all times. A copy can be found in your cottage information folder or the Laundry Room.
Fouling – Your dog must be taken out of the courtyard garden, as we have to be mindful of other guests- particularly families with children. Please take your dog into the farmyard past the bins to relieve itself. Any evidence of mess in the garden may result in the damage deposit being withheld.
Dog owners must take responsibility for the control and actions of their pet at all times.
Please clean your dog after a muddy walk before allowing them into the property. Do not use the cottage bathrooms or showers to clean your dogs. We do have an outside hose in the yard, which you are very welcome to use.
Cancellation insurance is not compulsory but Oxford Country Cottages does strongly recommend such insurance cover to protect against the cancellation penalties. Holiday insurance should be available through your own insurance brokers.
Right of Entry
The Owner shall be allowed the right of entry to the Property at all reasonable times for purposes of inspection or to carry out any necessary repairs or maintenance.
Regulations governing the occupancy of the Property
Smoking is not permitted in the Property
Pets are not allowed in the Property or in the grounds of the Property without prior written consent from the Owner, note 11.1 above for dogs.
The number of occupants of the Property should not exceed the maximum number stated in the booking confirmation
The Hirer shall take reasonable and proper care of the Property and its furniture pictures fittings and effects
The Hirer shall not carry out any activity on the Property which might cause a nuisance or annoyance to the Owner or the occupiers of any adjoining property and in particular (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing) no musical instrument, MP3/CD stereo or TV shall be operated on the Property between the hours of midnight and 8.00am
Fire Safety & Access Statement
Type Self Catering
Sleeps 1 - 24
£550 - £1050 per week
Five 4* Gold family friendly farm cottages with open plan living rooms, wood burning stove, Aga, Jacuzzi, Ultrafast WiFi, 5 miles from Oxford on RSPB Otmoor Pet Friendly
OxfordCountryCottages.co.uk is a series of 5 family & pet friendly 4* Gold self-catering cottages on Lower Farm at the end of the Cotswold village of Noke, just outside Oxford.
For real-time availability please visit www.oxfordcountrycottages.co.uk/availability-booking as it is not possible to update the avaiability on Farmstay UK, hence it always showing as available.
The Cottages sleep up to 24 in 5 one, two and three bedroom single story cottages all located within 50 yards of each other in a beautiful and tranquil courtyard garden, featuring Jacuzzi Hot Tub, a Wendy House full of toys, Games & Entertaining Barn and a small, but well stocked Farmshop.
Our pet mini-donkey, pigs, chickens and ducks love to be fed by guests. The RSPB reserve of Otmoor offers 1000acres on the doorstep stunning Starling murmurations in Winter and some great walks, including to pubs! Beautifully converted from farm buildings, the cottages combine farmhouse character & comfort with discreet modern essentials.
We are typically #1 on Trip Advisor, have a ROSE award from Visit England and a Gold Green Tourism award for our consideration to the environment thanks to heating from our Biomass Boiler, electricity from our 50KW SolarPV System and all having access to 1 Gigabit pure fibre optic broadband, the fastest Internet access in the world! For 2018 we will add Beryl the bus, a double decker bus transformed to sleep 6 upstairs in three double bedrooms.
Please see website for live availability & pricing: minimum of a weeks' stay in July & August, short breaks available otherwise. www.oxfordcountrycottages.co.uk/availability-booking